While we written about Microsoft’s Project Natal in the past, the interweb has been abuzz about a start-up from Israel that’s going to compete – Omek.
Their technology claims to “translate natural body motion into seamless 3D movement onscreen”.
Their product data sheet is an interesting read in itself – http://www.omekinteractive.com/docs/shadow_datasheet.pdf It’s quite evident that they’re trying to be platform agnostic and open, which is very different from Microsoft. (while I’ve still not seen any specifications for using Natal yet) It’s also interesting that Omek seems to be closer to market than Natal. This space of gestural interfaces just got more interesting.